Immutable storage for Azure Blob storage is now generally available in all Azure public regions. Through configurable policies, users can keep Azure Blob storage data in an immutable state where blobs can be created and read, but not modified or deleted.
The public preview of immutable storage for Azure Storage blobs is now available in all Azure public regions. Through configurable policies, users can keep Azure Blob storage data in an immutable state where blobs can be created and read, but not modified or deleted.
After the recent general availability for Storage Explorer, we also added new features in the latest 1.1 release to align with Azure Storage platform:
Azurite cross-platform emulator
Access tiers that efficiently consumes resources based on how frequently a blob is accessed
The removal of SAS URL start time to avoid datacenter synchronization issues
Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Azure Storage Service Encryption with customer managed keys integrated with Azure Key Vault for Azure Blob and File Storage. Azure customers already benefit from Storage Service Encryption for Azure Blob and File Storage using Microsoft managed keys.
Today we are announcing the general availability of Firewalls and Virtual Networks (VNets) for Azure Storage along with Virtual Network Service Endpoints. Azure Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks uses Virtual Network Service Endpoints to allow administrators to create network rules that allow traffic only from selected VNets and subnets, creating a secure network boundary for their data. These features are now available in all Azure public cloud regions and Azure Government. As part of moving to general availability it is now backed by the standard SLAs. There is no additional billing for virtual network access through service endpoints. The current pricing model for Azure Storage applies as is today.
Whether you need the highest availability for mission-critical workloads, or cost-effective options for test scenarios, Azure Managed Disks provides durability, availability, and security for virtual machines. Azure Blob storage provides scalable, durable, and secure storage for unstructured data. Previously, consumption for Managed Disks and consumption for Blob storage were measured using the same pricing meters.
As of December 6, 2017, consumption for Managed Disks and consumption for Blob storage are measured using separate GUIDs. There aren't pricing or name changes when the GUIDs are separated for Managed Disks or Blob storage.